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Bixel Exchange joins mitú for the culmination of the Delta Aeroméxico Accelerator
Bixel Exchange attended the mitú / Delta Aeroméxico Accelerator Wrap Party on Jan. 23. Accelerator students shared the short films they developed during the program around the theme, “If you could fly anywhere in the U.S. or Mexico, what story would you tell?” Melissa Carmona from our summer ACCELERATOR program with mitú showcased a powerful short film that shed light on mental illness through her travels to New Orleans to learn about brujería. #techLA #DigitalMedia
Kat Yalung discusses civic tech and diversity at #TxD2018
Friday, Startup LAunch Director Kat Yalung joined Coro Southern California for Technology x Democracy (#TxD2018), a one-day conference that explored civic engagement and the democratic process in the digital age. Kat spoke on the “Innovation for Good: Learning from Civic Tech Success” panel, along with Ev Boyle, LA-Tech.org; Rahul Sidhu, SPIDR Tech; Elizabeth Stewart, Civic Hall Labs; and Iván Ceja, UndocuMedia. Panelists discussed civic tech initiatives, diversity in tech and lessons learned from working to scale civic innovation in both the public and private sectors. Learn more about the event.
Bixel visits Homeboy Industries for a morning of team building!
On Jan. 24, Bixel Exchange spent the morning team building at Homeboy Industries. Our team joined founder Father Greg and the Homies for their morning meeting, took a tour of the facility and had breakfast at Homegirl Café. A HUGE thank you to our tour guide Gus for sharing his story with us! Learn more about Homeboy Industries.
Join us for ACCESS Washington, D.C.!
Join Bixel Exchange, the L.A. Area Chamber, local elected officials, civic leaders, and partnering agencies and business organizations for ACCESS Washington, D.C., the region's largest annual delegation trip to our nation's capital. From March 13-15, attendees will advocate for issues vital to Southern California, including trade, immigration and infrastructure investment. REGISTER HERE and book your room at the JW Marriott HERE. Contact Chamber Vice President of Business Advocacy Jessica Duboff for questions.
Bixel Exchange Tech Salon: Diversity in Innovation, March 1
Creativity and innovation are key in today’s ever-evolving tech ecosystem. But how are we ensuring that a diverse range of voices are contributing to that evolution? Where do we start, and how do we drive change so that our workforce and creators look like our communities? How do diversity of people and cognitive diversity play a role in making our businesses more successful? Join us to discover how some of L.A.’s top tech companies are fostering a culture that incubates innovation and celebrates diversity. RSVP NOW!
Techstars LA now accepting applications!
Techstars LA is seeking startups in all verticals--with a focus on Southern California and diverse teams--to join their 2018 accelerator program, which kicks off July 16. Join the global network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, right here in L.A.! Three Bixel startups earned spots in the last, inaugural Techstars LA cohort! Applications are open now, and will close April 9. Learn more or sign up to meet the Techstars LA team.
Bring a friend to General Assembly!
General Assembly (GA) is offering a free friend pass to anyone who signs up to learn a new skill at a GA class or workshop held during the month of February. Once you register and pay for your GA class or workshop, email email@example.com and let them know you'll be bringing a friend. Just provide your friend's name and email address, and GA will send them registration information. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more.
Snapshots...A Day In the Life of Bixel Exchange:
LA HI-TECH students geared up for our #LATechTalentChallenge summer internship program by participating in a video game design workshop at Riot Games.
Cleveland High School students visited Riot Games for a tour. #TechTalent
Startup LAunch Director Kat Yalung joined Grid110's Megan Sette and Miki Reynolds to hear from Arianna Huffington at "Thriving in a Digital World," hosted by USC's ATHENA initiative. #WomenInTech
Patrick from Shareability joined John F. Kennedy High students to talk about how his company creates and produces entire social media campaigns in-house.
Until we sync again,